A company that makes physical products is always going to have an environmental impact. At Paulin, we aim to minimise this harm as much as possible without compromising beautiful, functional goods or accessible pricing.
This means being socially responsible and ensuring we work with manufacturers that provide good working conditions, fair wages and development opportunities to their employees. We believe transparency around production is essential in establishing higher standards across the industry.
Another important step to reduce our environmental harm is making high-quality products that are built to last. To us, this means making intentional and considered choices about how and where we make each part of our products and choosing partners with solid industry reputations when outsourcing production. Equally central to this methodology is the provision of an in-house repair service.
Our manufacturing has moved from the industry's traditional large-scale production to a leaner, more local model. This way, we can produce with less waste, which we feel is a vital consideration when looking to be more environmentally responsible. Certain elements (like cases and movements) are made by relatively few factories worldwide, and most have high minimum order quantities. Producing smaller amounts is almost always more costly, so a balancing act is needed to keep prices accessible for our customers.